Cervical cancer or cervical cancer (also called cervical cancer) is cancer that attack women and the number of sufferers increased in recent years. Of all cancer patients in Indonesia, a third were cervical cancer patients. Cancer is indeed a woman who scary killer. Obtaining information about this cancer can help more women avoid one of the deadliest diseases.
Cervical cancer or cervical cancer (also called cervical cancer) is one of the diseases most common cancer for women. Every one hour, one woman died in Indonesia due to cervical cancer or cervical cancer. The fact is that millions of women in the world are infected with HPV, which is considered the disease through sexual intercourse most common in the world.
In Indonesia, every one hour, one woman died of cancer serviksMenurut World Health Organization (WHO), this infection is a major risk factor for cervical cancer. Every year, hundreds of thousands of undiagnosed cases of HPV in the world and thousands of women die from cervical cancer, caused by the infection. Given the fact that this horrible, then the various measures of prevention and treatment have been made to cope with cervical cancer or cervical cancer. Cervical cancer or cervical cancer occur in the reproductive organs of a woman. The cervix is the narrow part at the bottom between the vagina and uterus of a woman. In part this is happening and where the growth of cervical cancer. What causes cervical cancer or cervical cancer? How do I prevent it? And how to deal with it if already infected with HPV?
Cervical cancer caused by HPV infection HPV (human papillomavirus) or human papilloma virus. HPV cause warts in men and women, including genital warts, called condyloma akuminatum. Only a few of the hundreds of variants of HPV that can cause cancer. Cervical cancer or cervical cancer can occur if there is an infection that does not heal for a long time. In contrast, most HPV infections will go away, overcome by the immune system.
Causes and Symptoms of Cervical Cancer Cervical cancer attacks the cervix or cervical infections caused by HPV (human papillomavirus) that do not heal in a long time. If the immune system decreases, so will mengganas HPV infection and can cause cervical cancer. Symptoms are not very visible at an early stage, that is why cervical cancer that starts from HPV infection is considered as "The Silent Killer".
Some symptoms can be observed although not always an indication of HPV infection. Whitish or spend a little blood after intercourse is little sign of symptoms of this cancer. In addition, the presence of a yellowish liquid that smells in the genital area can also be an indication of HPV infection. This virus can be transmitted from one patient to another and infect that person. Transmission can be through direct contact and because of sex.
When there is a virus in a person's hand, then touching the genital area, the virus will move and can infect the cervix or neck of your womb. Another mode of transmission is in the closet in a public restroom that has been contaminated by the virus. A cancer patient may use a closet, the HPV virus found in patients switching to the closet. When you use it without cleaning, virus could then move on to your genital area.
The bad one's lifestyle may be supporting the increasing number of patients with this cancer. Smoking habits, lack of vitamin C, vitamin E and folic acid may be the cause. If you eat nutritious foods will make the immune system increases and can expel the virus HPV.
The risk of cervical cancer are women who are sexually active since very early age, which often change sex partners, or who have sex with men who like to change partners. Another factor is the Pill for a long time or come from families who have a history of cancer.
Often times, the man who showed no symptoms of HPV infection that is spread to their partners. A man who had sex with a woman suffering from cervical cancer, will become the carrier of this virus. Furthermore, when a man is having sex with his wife, the virus can be passed to and infects his wife.
Detection of Cervical Cancer How to detect that a woman infected with HPV that cause cervical cancer? Symptoms of a person infected with HPV are not visible and not easily observed. The easiest way to find out by cytological examination of the cervix. This examination is now popularly known as a Pap smear or Papanicolaou smear is taken from a Greek physician who discovered this method of George N. Papanicolaou. However, there are also various other methods for early detection of HPV infection and cervical cancer as follows:
* IVA IVA is short for Visual Inspection with Acetic Acid. Method of examination with cervical smear or cervix with acetic acid. Then observed for any abnormalities such as white areas. If no color change, then it can be considered no infection of the cervix. You can do in the health center with a relatively cheap price. This can be done only for early detection. If you see any suspicious signs, then the other detection methods are further to be done.
* Pap smear Pap smear test methods in common: doctors use a scraper or brush to remove a small sample of cervical cells or cervical. Then the cells will be analyzed in the laboratory. The test can reveal whether there is infection, inflammation, or abnormal cells. According to the world, with regular Pap smear tests have reduced the number of deaths from cervical cancer.
* Thin Thin prep prep method is more accurate than Pap smear. If the Pap smear only take some of the cells in the cervix or uterus, then the Thin prep will inspect all parts of the cervix or uterus. Of course the result will be far more accurate and precise.
* Colposcopy If all the test results on the previous method showed the presence of infection or irregularities, colposcopy procedure will be done by using a tool equipped with a magnifying lens to observe the infected part. The goal is to determine whether there are lesions or abnormal tissue on the cervix or uterus. If there is abnormal, a biopsy - taking a small amount of tissue from the body - made and treatment for cervical cancer begin.
Treating Cervical Cancer If you are infected with HPV, do not worry, because the currently available range of treatments that can control HPV infection. Several treatments aimed at turning off the cells that contain the HPV virus. Another way is to remove the damaged or infected with electric surgery, laser surgery, or cryosurgery (remove the abnormal tissue by freezing).
If cervical cancer has reached an advanced stage, it will be done chemo therapy. In some severe cases may also be performed hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus or womb in total. Aim is to remove cervical cancer cells that have been developed on the body.
However, prevention is better than cure. Therefore, how to prevent HPV infection and cervical cancer? Here are some ways you can do to prevent cervical cancer.
Preventing cervical cancer Cervical Cancer Still scary, but we can all prevent it. You can do a lot of precautionary measures before ultimately infected with HPV and cervical cancer. Some practical ways you can do in everyday life include:
* Have a healthy diet, rich in vegetables, fruit and cereal to stimulate the immune system. For example, consume a variety of carotene, vitamins A, C, and E, and folic acid can reduce the risk of cervical cancer.
* Avoid smoking. Much evidence suggests the use of tobacco may increase the risk of cervical cancer.
* Avoid sex before marriage or at the very young or teenage years.
* Avoid having sex during menstrual period proved to be effective to prevent and inhibit the formation and development of cervical cancer.
* Avoid having sex with many partners.
* Regularly undergo regular Pap smear tests. Currently Pap smear can be done even at the health center at an affordable price.
* Alternative Pap smear is a test IVA with a cheaper cost than a Pap smear. The goal for the early detection of HPV infection.
* Giving the HPV vaccine or vaccination to prevent HPV infection.
* Perform cleaning of sex organs or vagina known as a toilet. This can be done alone or can be also with the help of an expert physician. The goal is to clean the female sex organs of dirt and disease.
Healthy Living Without Cervical Cancer Cervical cancer is preventable and treatable. Early detection and routine Pap smears will minimize the risk of cervical cancer. Change your lifestyle and your diet to avoid the disease that killed many women in this world. Thus, the health of the cervix or the cervix is more assured. With proper treatment, cervical cancer is not something scary.